There is a common sight these days that couples just after getting married are running right from the marriage hall to the office of the marriage registrar. As per the new guidelines of the Supreme Court of India, the registration of marriage is necessary as and when the knot is tied. There was a time when the registration of marriage was not necessary for the Hindu marriages until it was recently decreed by the Apex Court.
A certificate of marriage is of great significance for so many reasons. In case of accidental and unexpected death of any of the couple, the insurance advantages and the bank deposits can very easily be claimed by presenting the marriage certificate. The foreign embassies do not give any importance to the traditional marriages and even Indian embassies situated outside India treat only lawful marriage certification as valid for any kind documentation.
If you are applying for a visa for your spouse, the concerned embassy personnel will demand your duly issued marriage certificate. Only after that they will consider your case for further proceedings. No other thing can take place of a marriage certificate when it comes to proving the marital knot between two persons. In case of any unfavourable situations caused by the greed of dowry, unreasonable separation, maintenance or any other issue, none of the couple can turn down the happening of marriage if the certificate of marriage is available.